You keep going down and licking it don't you? I can't imagine what the Ace of bASe Sierra would have been like if you had it, would have ended up as minty fresh as your Capri
I’d probably have ruined it tbh! The difference between BI’s Sierra and how this car was were that the Sierra wears it’s age and past well. It’s looking good but not over done and still shows it’s past if that makes sense. This car however was looking a right mess before. It’d been poorly painted which was embarrassing and the rust was getting to the point where something drastic needed doing. It looked ok in the ‘before’ pics but up close it really was a turd! Knowing now how bad the rust actually was it was becoming a bit of a liability too, if it was in a crash it wouldn’t have been pretty.
Your Capri sound a little bit like SS theres bits on my car that were only on for 6 months and you cant get earlier or later alternatives
Where are you getting all these bits? You havnt got a Portal to 74 have you? If so can I come next time? I might have to hang around for 12 months for my bits to come along mind.............................................
The earliest mk2’s were a bit of a hybrid really of mk1 and 2. It looks like a mk2 but there’s still a fair bit of old mk1 parts bin stuff that they used up on the early cars. That, and this one being a base model mean some of the things on it are quite specific. The wing shield badges for instance were deleted on the 75 on cars in favour of the ‘1.6 etc’ badges. L badges changed when the GL replaced the XL (76?).
The door mirrors I don’t get though!? They’re slightly different to mk1 items so must have required new tooling to make them then they decided less than a year in to ditch them. Why?
I suppose you don’t ‘have’ to go mad like I am, you could use anything good from any model or year and it’d still look the part and it wouldn’t let the overall job down but I just want things to be a bit more accurate. Don’t really know why?! It’s just me making things difficult again!
The bits come from literally everywhere and anywhere.
There’s a German company that I’ve used for all old Ford bits for years, they seem to have vast stocks of all sorts that nobody else has.
eBay, naturally comes in handy.
Some bits came from the US.
I bought lots of bits from scrapyards too quite some time ago when the cars were a bit more common. The grille I’ll be using actually came from a car that ended its days on the banger track.
Of course there’s the usual old Ford and Capri specialists too.
Sadly though I’m not in possession of a time machine otherwise you’d be welcome to come along! It’s on my to do list though!